Chase just sent me an email with an increased offer for the Chase Ink Preferred card. It seems like a targeted offer, since not everyone received an email and it offers the best ever offer on this newly released card. See the details below and check you emails to see if you were targeted.
Chase Ink Preferred 100K Offer Details
Earn 100,000 Bonus Points – To qualify and receive your bonus, you must make Purchases totaling $5,000 or more during the first 3 months from account opening.
After qualifying, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for bonus points to post to your account. To be eligible for this bonus offer, account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment. You can read the full terms of the offer here.
Apply by June 3, 2017.
Chase is usually the best credit card issuer at matching better new offers, if you’ve recently applied for a card. They almost always match public offers but you also have a chance at being matched for targeted offers as well.
If you’ve recently applied for an 80K offer, then just send a secure message through your credit card account and ask to get matched to this 100K offer. 20K extra points are nothing to sneeze at. Here’s a full screenshot of the offer I received.
Chase auto denies you for some of their cards if you’ve received more that 5 new credit cards in the last 24 months. Chase Ink Preferred is one of those cards that falls under this rule. Sometimes you’re able to get around this rule with in-branch pre-approvals or this new possible option. Targeted offers sent by email do not bypass 5/24 rule.
The standard offer for the Chase Ink Preferred Business Card is 80,000 Ultimate Rewards. There was talk of this increased offer for Small Business Week, but then it looked like it was only available to those who apply through a business manager in branch. Well it seems they that were really planning to increase the offer.
I believe it is a targeted offer, since not everyone is getting the email offer and the standard offer is still at 80K on the Chase website. I’m not really sure what the criteria is to get targeted. I have Ink Bold and Ink Plus already and I am way over 5/24.
This is obviously a much better bonus than the regular offer, but if you weren’t targeted, you could get the same total points if you went through a friend’s or family member’s referral (20K referral bonus + 80K sign up bonus).
100K UR points are worth $1,000 toward travel rewards when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards, but well over $1,500 for most people. If you are eligible to apply, definitely go for it.
Did you receive an email?
- Targeted Offer
- 100,000 Bonus Points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months
- Earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent in combined purchases in the following categories each account anniversary year:
- Travel, including airfare, hotels, rental cars, train tickets and taxis
- Shipping purchases
- Internet, cable and phone services
- Advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines
- Earn unlimited 1 point per dollar on all other purchases
- Cell Phone Protection — up to $600 per claim
- No foreign transaction fees
- Employee cards at no additional cost
- $95 Annual Fee (not waived)